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  • There is a small bedroom in a city called Vacaville with wood paneling on the walls, something which mirrors the style of the 70’s and 80’s of the American household and is entirely appropriate, since the people who own the house are quite old. If you were to look around you can find a variety of items and objects in it including a fishing pole propped up against the wall, model airplanes such as the Messerschmitt bf-109 and Fairchild Republic A-10 hanging from the ceiling and a vast array of books ordered on a series of shelves. You could also find a small TV hooked up to an ancient video game console sitting on a dresser filled with summer clothing and baseball cards. Just by opening the door and taking a quick glance inside, you can get a good idea of the person who lives in that room. It is a reflection, a certain type of time machine that is filled with all the things that made that person who they are over the years.

    That is my room when I go to visit my grandparents during the summer. It is a special place for me because I have made it entirely my own without the input of other people, such as my parents. That room has made me the person I am today because it signifies complete an utter independence and liberty for me. If my house were to burn down here in Spain, resulting in the loss of my current bedroom, I believe my only reaction would be to say “No great loss”. Every Item in that small bedroom in a city called Vacaville was picked or given to me and placed in it by my own choice. That room, in a sense, is me.

    We all have things that make us who we are. Certain things that design them as a person. We could say that there has been a mutual creation factor in my case. I have designed that bedroom and in effect, it has designed me. I think, even though many people do not realize it, that their bedrooms reflect who they are as a person so, the next time your friend invites you over to play video games or have a study session, with their permission, take a look around their bedroom. It tells a lot about a person.
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